Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 309 220 258
Rank change year-on-year -89 +38 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 132 112 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 1.10% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 4.69% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 103 84 215
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,000 £20,950
25th Percentile £35,000 £28,938 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,625 £60,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £77,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +2.27%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,089 2,388 6,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.07% 23.45% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,711 1,719 4,694
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,790 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,938
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Thames Valley -14 79 £50,000 +21.21% 5
Berkshire -23 35 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -31 28 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Surrey -89 25 £44,000 -2.22% 6
Oxfordshire -16 16 £65,000 +47.73%
Hampshire -92 13 £33,000 -22.35% 5
Kent -47 7 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East Sussex -28 6 £56,000 +29.23%
West Sussex - 2 £57,050 - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 80 (60.61%) Active Directory
4 77 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
5 68 (51.52%) Windows
6 67 (50.76%) Azure
7 66 (50.00%) VMware
8 53 (40.15%) Social Skills
9 40 (30.30%) ITIL
9 40 (30.30%) Citrix
9 40 (30.30%) Windows 10
10 38 (28.79%) Hyper-V
11 37 (28.03%) SCCM
12 36 (27.27%) Veeam
12 36 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (26.52%) Windows Server
13 35 (26.52%) SQL
14 31 (23.48%) AWS
14 31 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (21.97%) Linux
16 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Intune
17 28 (21.21%) CCNA
18 26 (19.70%) Azure Active Directory
19 25 (18.94%) Data Centre
19 25 (18.94%) SharePoint
20 24 (18.18%) MCSA
20 24 (18.18%) IaaS
21 23 (17.42%) Customer Engagement
22 22 (16.67%) MCP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (18.94%) SharePoint
2 20 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 77 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
2 67 (50.76%) Azure
3 31 (23.48%) AWS
4 26 (19.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (18.18%) IaaS
6 17 (12.88%) SaaS
7 15 (11.36%) Power Automate
7 15 (11.36%) Power Platform
8 10 (7.58%) PaaS
9 8 (6.06%) PowerApps
10 7 (5.30%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (4.55%) HP Helion
11 6 (4.55%) SoftLayer
11 6 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (3.79%) Nutanix
13 4 (3.03%) Azure Monitor
14 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.67%) DNS
1 22 (16.67%) Firewall
2 19 (14.39%) WAN
3 17 (12.88%) LAN
4 15 (11.36%) DHCP
5 13 (9.85%) VLAN
6 11 (8.33%) MPLS
6 11 (8.33%) SNMP
6 11 (8.33%) Wireless
7 7 (5.30%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (5.30%) SAN
8 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.79%) Internet
10 4 (3.03%) Skype
10 4 (3.03%) VPN
11 2 (1.52%) HTTP
11 2 (1.52%) SMTP
11 2 (1.52%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.52%) VoIP
11 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) Power BI
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.76%) Metadata
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (40.15%) Social Skills
2 19 (14.39%) Finance
3 15 (11.36%) Public Sector
4 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.82%) French Language
4 9 (6.82%) German Language
4 9 (6.82%) Organisational Skills
5 8 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (5.30%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (3.03%) Local Government
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) Analyst
2 18 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.88%) Architect
4 16 (12.12%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.36%) Data Architect
5 15 (11.36%) Data Centre Architect
5 15 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.61%) IT Support
7 12 (9.09%) Service Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Team Leader
8 11 (8.33%) Technical Leader
8 11 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
9 10 (7.58%) IT Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) Consultant
10 8 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) SAML
2 6 (4.55%) ARM Templates
3 4 (3.03%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.30%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.03%) NHS
6 4 (3.03%) PKI
7 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.27%) User Experience
8 2 (1.52%) CMDB
8 2 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.76%) CESG
9 1 (0.76%) Clustering
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) SCADA
9 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.52%) Windows
2 40 (30.30%) Windows 10
3 35 (26.52%) Windows Server
4 29 (21.97%) Linux
5 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.55%) Android
10 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.03%) Mac OS
11 4 (3.03%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) ITIL
2 36 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (17.42%) Customer Engagement
5 20 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (12.12%) Identity Management
7 15 (11.36%) Software Licensing
8 14 (10.61%) ITSM
8 14 (10.61%) Migration
8 14 (10.61%) Software Testing
8 14 (10.61%) Ticket Management
9 12 (9.09%) Business Continuity
10 11 (8.33%) Analytics
10 11 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 11 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 11 (8.33%) Service Management
11 10 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.52%) SQL
2 15 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (21.21%) CCNA
4 24 (18.18%) MCSA
5 22 (16.67%) MCP
6 21 (15.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (12.12%) Degree
8 14 (10.61%) CCA
8 14 (10.61%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (6.06%) MCITP
10 6 (4.55%) AWS Certification
10 6 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (3.79%) CISSP
12 4 (3.03%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (3.03%) SSCP
13 3 (2.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (1.52%) CEH
14 2 (1.52%) HNC
14 2 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.67%) SLA
2 9 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.55%) NCSC
4 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 80 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 38 (28.79%) Hyper-V
3 21 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (10.61%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.79%) Firmware
6 3 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (28.03%) SCCM
2 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (15.15%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (10.61%) WSUS
5 7 (5.30%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (4.55%) Backup Exec
6 6 (4.55%) Terraform
7 4 (3.03%) SCOM
8 3 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (2.27%) MobiControl
8 3 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.52%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.52%) Nessus
9 2 (1.52%) QRadar
10 1 (0.76%) Avamar
10 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 120 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 66 (50.00%) VMware
3 40 (30.30%) Citrix
4 36 (27.27%) Veeam
5 17 (12.88%) Apple
6 16 (12.12%) Cisco
7 15 (11.36%) Adobe
8 11 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 11 (8.33%) Symantec
9 8 (6.06%) Okta
10 6 (4.55%) Google
11 5 (3.79%) Zscaler
12 4 (3.03%) Aruba
12 4 (3.03%) Dell
12 4 (3.03%) Nasuni
13 3 (2.27%) HP
13 3 (2.27%) Polycom
13 3 (2.27%) SOTI
13 3 (2.27%) Veritas
14 2 (1.52%) Meraki